New Blu-ray and DVD movies this week include Epic (animated), Amour (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva), Killing Season (Robert De Niro, John Travolta), and Scary Movie 5 (Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg). The big one for us is Epic. We’ve seen it twice already and love it. Stay tune for the giveaway on my dad blog tomorrow. Read on for a summary of the new film releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movie coming out the week of August 20, 2013
- Epic (theatrical review | Blu-ray review | giveaway)
From the creators of Ice Age comes the year’s funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure. Transported to a magical world, a teenager (Amanda Seyfried) is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara (Beyoncé Knowles), to help the “Leafmen” save their forest from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced thrill-ride, with its astonishing animation and an all-star voice cast that includes Colin Farrell, Oscar Winner Christoph Waltz and Steven Tyler.
Insightful. Original. Exquisite. Georges and Anne have known a lifetime of love within their intimate marriage. Though their bond has survived time’s test, it’s about to meet its greatest challenge. Acclaimed director Michael Haneke brings a performance tour-de-force to the screen in a film that exalts the beautiful, compassionate and courageous within us all.
- Killing Season
Deep in the Appalachian mountains, a reclusive American military veteran (Robert De Niro) and a European tourist (John Travolta) strike up an unlikely friendship. But when the tourist’s true intentions come to light, what follows is a tense battle across some of America’s most forbidding landscape proving the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one.
- Scary Movie 5
Home with their newly-formed family, happy parents Dan and Jody are haunted by sinister, paranormal activities — disrupting new mama Jody’s dancing aspirations in the “Swan Lake” ballet and threatening Dan’s rise as an ape researcher. Determined to expel the insidious force, they install security cameras and discover their family is being stalked by an evil dead demon. The latest installment of the Scary Movie franchise includes hilarious, non-stop send ups of some of the biggest recent cinematic hits and pop culture, featuring Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Katt Williams, Katrina Bowden, Kate Walsh, Heather Locklear and Mike Tyson.